Katie Olson (she/her)

Preferred Contact: Email
State: MN
Country: United States

Katie Olson is the Director of Training in the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Katie develops and implements training curricula focused on mandatory reporting, trauma and resiliency in legal systems, parent representation, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and practical skills for professionals in child welfare and related fields. She is also an adjunct faculty, teaching courses focusing on the constitutional rights of families and the ethics of trauma-responsive legal advocacy. Katie is a volunteer attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, representing children in foster care in their child protection cases. Previously, Katie was an Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, where she investigated reports of maltreatment in MN public schools and served as the program’s training coordinator. Katie has worked as a judicial law clerk, family law attorney, youth program director, family advocate, and PCA. Katie received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and completed her undergraduate work in family social science and family violence prevention at the University of Minnesota.

Areas of Expertise: Legal representation of youth/youth legal rights, court systems, mandatory reporting, child protection, juvenile delinquency, restorative circles, mediation

Trainer Services:

Virtual Training
In-Person training
Keynote Speaker

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Willing to Travel:

Willing to Travel Anywhere

Fee Arrangements:

Willing to Negotiate
Sliding Scale
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